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Construction commences on Glasgow Commonwealth Games village

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June 8 2011

Construction commences on Glasgow Commonwealth Games village
Work to realise a £150m athletes village for the Glasgow 2014 Commonwealth games is now underway on a 38.5 hectare site in Dalmarnock.

During the Games period the site will be home to 6,500 athletes and officials before being transformed into a new city neighbourhood thereafter with over 700 homes made available for sale and rent.

That figure will double once the development reaches its envisaged greatest extent.

Built by the City legacy Consortium, comprising CCG, Cruden, Mactaggart & Mickel and WH Malcolm, the estate has been designed by RMJM.

Their scheme will comprise 21 separate house types from flats to town houses in a low rise development that it is claimed will see a minimum reduction of 60% in carbon emissions.

Ed Monaghan of City Legacy said: “The City Legacy Consortium is investing £150m to transform the area into a much sought after riverside residential location which showcases the Athletes’ Village as the best in contemporary and sustainable design.”

John Scott, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014, said: “Designed for athletes in consultation with athletes, the Village promises to be a true ‘home from home’ experience for the 6,500 athletes and officials from all over the world coming to Glasgow in 2014. The Athletes’ Village will be right on the doorstep of the new spectacular NISA and Sir Chris Hoy Velodrome, and this proximity helps us deliver on our commitment to making this a truly athlete centred and sport focused Games.”

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